Ordering number : 17315
Wakizashi(Sunnobi Tanto)in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon paper)
Signature : Hasebe Kunishige.
Koto:Jyo Jyo saku:Yamashiro.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :gold wrapped single habaki.
Blade length : 31.7 cm or 12.48 inches.
Sori : 0.2cm or 0.07 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.84cm or 1.11 inches.
Kasane : 0.44 cm or 0.17 inches.
Era : Nanbokucyo period.
Shape : The blade is rather wide with mitumune style
longer length blade which is typical Nanbokucho style.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach beautiful Yamashiro jigane.
Hamon :Konie deki hitatsura hamon with deep nioikuchi.
Special feature: It is said that the Hasebe Kunishige was Yamato school and then he studied from Masamune Sosyu style.
After that he moved to Kyoto. So he was called Kyo Kamakura.
His work is very similar with Sosyu Akihiro or Hiromitsu.
Some expert says that he was influenced from these sword smithes.
Hasebe Kunishige made Tanto or Sunnobi tanto.
He didn’t make Tachi with signature. I think he made
just only Tanto or sunnobi tanto during his life.
Generally he made Hitatsura hamon with a lot of sunagashi and kinsuji.
This blade is also nice Hitatsura hamon with a lot of activities in Ha.
It is the interesting sword which showed the work that
dignified presence in Koto top class ranking sword.
If the blade will be polished hitatsura hamon appear clearly.
Koshirae : Aikuchi style Koshirae.
Saya :black kizami saya.
Menuki : On the syakudo plate, arrow and bow are engraved.
with gold color.
Kozuka: On the syakudo plate, a quiver is engraved with gold color.
Wari- Kogai: On the silver plate, wave is engraved.
NBTHK Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.